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The importance of choosing the right glassware for serving sparkling wine


One of the key elements to enhancing your overall experience of drinking Vie De Rêve sparkling wine is choosing the right glassware. While it's true that you can serve sparkling wine in any type of glass, there are certain glasses that are specifically designed for this type of wine.


Why does glassware matter?

The shape and size of a glass can greatly impact the taste, aroma, and overall experience of drinking sparkling wine. The right glass can help release the aromas of the wine, preserve its bubbles, and highlight its unique characteristics.


Why does glassware matter?

The shape and size of a glass can greatly impact the taste, aroma, and overall experience of drinking sparkling wine. The right glass can help release the aromas of the wine, preserve its bubbles, and highlight its unique characteristics.


Types of glasses for sparkling wine

  1. Flute glass - This is perhaps the most popular glass for serving champagne or sparkling wine. Its tall, narrow shape helps preserve the bubbles and concentrate the aroma towards the drinker's nose.

  2. Coupe glass - This type of glass is wider and shallower than a flute glass. It was traditionally used for serving champagne, but it is not recommended as it allows the bubbles to dissipate quickly.

  3. Tulip or white wine glass - Similar to a flute glass, but with a slightly wider bowl and opening. This type of glass allows for better oxygenation and preservation of the bubbles.

  4. Wide mouthed or balloon glass - The large surface area of this type of glass can help release more aromas from the wine, making it ideal for sparkling wines with complex flavors.


Tips for choosing the right glass

  • Choose a glass with a stem - Holding the glass by the stem helps prevent the warmth of your hand from affecting the temperature of the wine.

  • Opt for clear glass - A clear glass allows you to appreciate and visually inspect the color, bubbles, and clarity of the wine.

  • Consider investing in good quality glasses - Quality glasses are more durable and can enhance your drinking experience. Plus, they make for a great addition to any home bar.

  • Take into account the type of sparkling wine - Different types of sparkling wines have different levels of effervescence and aromas. Consider the characteristics of the wine when choosing a glass.

  • Size matters - The size of your glass should depend on how much sparkling wine you plan to pour. A smaller glass will preserve the bubbles better, while a larger glass allows for more aromas to be released.


Additional tips for serving sparkling wine

  • Chill your glasses before serving - Just like with white wine, chilled glasses will keep your sparkling wine at the optimal temperature.

  • Pour slowly and at an angle - To preserve the bubbles, pour your sparkling wine slowly along the side of the glass.

  • This will also help prevent overflow.

  • Use a clean glass - Any residue or dirt in your glass can affect the taste of your sparkling wine. Make sure to use clean glasses for the best experience.

  • Hold your glass by the stem - Avoid holding your glass by the bowl, as this can warm up the wine and cause it to lose its effervescence.

  • Don't fill your glass to the top - Leave some room at the top of your glass to allow for swirling and releasing aromas.

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